City Council To Discuss Improving Nutritious Food Access In Underserved Neighborhoods

Feb 24, 2021

The Jacksonville City Council plans to hold a public meeting Thursday to discuss access to nutritious food in the New Town neighborhood. 

The meeting comes following reporting from WJCT news partner The Florida Times-Union, which revealed the lengths that residents of the northside neighborhood must go to reach a grocery store. 

The report launched immediate action from City Council members, including a request for investigation into a more direct bus route connecting residents to shopping options by Council member Ron Salem. 

Members of the public may attend the meeting via Zoom on Thursday, February 25 at 12:30 p.m. 

Contact Sydney Boles at sboles@wjct.org or on Twitter at @sydneyboles.